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of the joint chiefs, martin dempsey, and i asked them that very question, like why wouldn't you on 9/11, have troops sort of ready? and dempsey said to me, we did, the minute we knew the incident happened, the secretary of defense said, move some troops, scramble some troops, get them ready, let us know what their transit time would be. that's where it ended. i said, why didn't you just move them at that moment when you knew there was trouble. here's what dempsey said. >> we can't be a replacement. it was 9/11 elsewhere in the world not just in libya. >> that's pretty much what secretary panetta said again. >> this is not 9/11, you cannot just simply call and expect within two minutes to have a team in place. it takes time that's the nature of it. our people are there, they're in position to move. but we have to have good intelligence that gives us a head's up that something's going to happen. >> there will be lots of similar questions and even a broader discussion if as expected the defense secretary goes up on the hill to talk about benghazi. >> chuck hagel who is the alleged next secretary
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administration and leon panetta are defending hagel. dempsey says he thinks highly of hagel and is x confident of his abilities after speaking to him in private. >> i will say in my conversations he was well prepared articulate and precise. >> you are confident he could do the job? >> i am not going to speak about confidence. he could be my boss. >> reporters trying to thin the tied against hagel. what are they saying? >> leon pan nineda said it was politics that led to the fierce questioning by the armed service committee in capitol hill. >> it is ob yut the political knights were after hagel. >> what disappointed me was that they talked a lot about past quotes. what about what the secretary of defense is confronting today. we didn't spend a lot of time discussing those issues and in the end that counts. >> hagel should have been questioned more about issues like the war in afghanistan, the turmoil in the mideast and the looming budget cuts that could severely impact the pentagon. instead hagel was criticized for his past statements on iran, israel and the u.s. and nuclear strategy. harris? >
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don't know about that. coming up, a conversation with leon panetta and general martin dempsey and robert gibbs on our political round table and on this super bowl sunday, our own bob costas on super bowl culture and safety in the nfl. it is all ahead. i guess i'll say ravens for you, lester. >> i knew you were going to say that. >>> that's going to do it for us on this sunday morning. jenna, it's been awesome. you will have a good time tonight. good luck rushing the field. >> the game is going to end in a tie. bye, guys. >>> i'll see you tonight for "nbc nightly news." have a great day, everybody! >>> we are less than nine hoirs from the big game. live from new orleans. over the next hour we'll preview super bowl xlvii. how are the guys feeling? they'll tell us coming up. >>> as colin kaepernick prepares for the biggest game of his life, the stories behind those now famous tattoos, and now famous pose. >>> the legends off the field, what they say they're celebrating and what they say about the big game today. >>> "today in the bay" starts right now. >> announcer: from nbc bay
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panetta and general martin dempsey and robert gibbs on our political round table and on this super bowl sunday, our own bob costas on super bowl culture and safety in the nfl. it is all ahead. i guess i'll say ravens for you, lester. >> i knew you were going to say that. >>> that's going to do it for us on this sunday morning. jenna, it's been awesome. you will have a good time tonight. good luck rushing the field. >> the game is going to end in a tie. bye, guys. >>> i'll see you tonight for "nbc nightly news." have a great day, everybody! >> the big ee sgleez is waki-- is waking up. live team coverage is coming right up. >> back here in baltimore live at the perry hall kinder where we have a huge crowd of havens fans. >> just as the excitement is building, so are our chances for snow.
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of the joint chiefs of staff, dempsey, that there wasn't time to get there. it wasn't really a seven-hour battle, more like two twenty-minute battle that is took place over a seven-hour period. the expressed no regret from the military point of view was what was done differently that day. it was interesting. i think they will get a lot of pushback on capitol hill. we learned hearings are likely to take place thursday. that's at least the day they were looking at. that's simply because you did have some republicans saying i'm not going to vote to confirm senator chuck hagel, who is the president's nominee for the next defense secretary until we hear from leon panetta about what happened in benghazi from the military point of view. you're going to see that testimony next week. >> speaking of the president, we'll hear from him this afternoon, his annual presuper bowl interview. a lot going on, changing cabinets, contested -- >> you get different interviews with different interviewers. if this is a sports interviewer, i think that will be different from someone like scott pelley who has
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leon panetta are defending hagel. chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey thinks very highly of hagel and confident about his abilities after speaking to him in private. >> i'm not going to grade his homework. i will say in my conversations with him he was well prepared, articulate, concise. >> you are confident that he can do the job? >> i'm not going to speak about confidence. he could be my boss. >> harris: steve centanni live with the news from d.c. right now steve, his supporters trying to stem the tide against hagel, what are they saying? >> well, leon panetta the current defense secretary defended hagel saying it was partisan politics that led to the fierce questioning by members of the armed services committee on capitol hill. listen. >> it's pretty obvious that the political knives were out for chuck hagel. >> this was totally part shan? >> what disappointed me is that, you know, they talked a lot about past quotes but what about what a secretary of defense is confronting today. we just did not see enough time spent on discussing those issues and in the e
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armed services committee. officials say that the joint chiefs of staff chairman general martin dempsey will also testify at that heampleght the attack killed the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. foreign service officer sean smith and two former navy seals tyrone woods and glen daughtery. secretary of state john kerry paid tribute to the victims of benghazi attack today as he started his new job. >> i know everybody here still mourns that loss and why we will. i pledge to you this. i will not let their patriotism and their bravery be on secured by politics. [ applause ] >> shepard: secretary kerry plans to focus on security for staffers arranged the world. james rosen at the state department tonight. we are also learning that he met with survivors of the benghazi attack, yes? >> fox news has learned that secretary kerry carved out time on saturday of this past weekend to make a secret trip to walter reed national medical center. and there he visited with some of the security agents wounded in benghazi on 9/11. >> everything i do will be focused on security and safety of our people. we hav
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and the joint chiefs chairman general dempsey will both be at the hearing. that will be alive today on c- span. we will go to that hearing directly after the washington journal this morning. this afternoon another hearing, john brennan for cia, the senate intelligence committee. this will be live on c-span at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. again, the national prayer breakfast begins in about 45 minutes. that will be live on c-span2, if you would like to watch that. the president will be attending and speaking there. one other hearing we want to point out, which will be live it 10:00 a.m. on c-span3 is education secretary arne duncan talking about waivers for the "no child left behind" bill. on c- like a 10:00 a.m. span3. robert is on our republican line for seamless. should sequestration be allowed to go through? caller: hi. we were calling it the fiscal cliff. all the sudden it seems we have gone away from that and we are calling it sequestration. i thought that the whole term "fiscal cliff" came about because sequestration was part of that. the media keeps differentiating that now. host: you don'